What's so great about your beard? Tell us and win free products!

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Let's face it; beards are all the rage these days. We aren't just about shaving here at West Coast Shaving. (OK, OK - admittedly, it *is* part of our name.) We love beards, too! And we have all sorts of great products to keep them looking amazing, from beard shampoos and conditioners to oils and balms to trimmers and combs.

So yes, believe us when we say we know your face fuzz is amazing, but we want you to tell us WHY! And because we love you and your face fuzz, we're teaming up with Jack Black - men's grooming product creator extraordinaire - to offer one of their new beard grooming kits to TWO of our whiskered customers.

Just answer one or all of the questions in the comments below, and we'll choose two lucky winners at random for some free product love.

Why did you decide to grow a beard?

What is your favorite part of being a "beard guy"?

Will you ever shave it off?

Do you have a favorite beard product?

Contest runs until 11:59PM PDT on Friday, 9/25. Two winners will be chosen at random. 

Not enough chances for you to win? Or are you just not a "words" guy? Well, then head over to our Facebook page and show us your beard there. You can submit a photo of your beard at our Facebook page for yet another chance to win a beard grooming kit from Jack Black!



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Colauhu September 17, 2015 1:53 PM
My beard is awesome because it defines who I am. It has been with me through thick and thin for almost 30 years (I have more hair on my chiny-chin-chin than I do on my head)! Once (and only once) when I shaved it off it scared my kids because they didn't recognize me. Now I don't have some wild, long, crazy, rambunctious hipster facial hair. I keep it a medium length and well groomed. I've had a beard long before they were the cool thing to have, and I'll have it long after the beard fad has gone. I love the multiple colors of red, brown, and white that it contains and I like the way it frames it my face. It doesn't fall out like hair in other places, and without it I just feel naked.

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Mr. Oates September 17, 2015 2:19 PM
I began growing a beard when i started shaving my head, about 2 1/2 years ago. Since then, i believe it's "my look". It just works. I've cut it off a couple of times, due to not taking care of it. Until recently, i didn't know about so many products or there that are geared towards facial hair care. It would be an honor to win this line of products, due to the fact that i don't look as sophisticated without some sort of facial hair. -Bryan (Lacey, WA)

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Rand September 17, 2015 2:45 PM
Why did you decide to grow a beard? I have had facial hair, mostly cropped close, off and on since my college days, with longer stretches of clean shaven. When I met the love of my life, I had a little "soul patch." I turns out she love, love, loves beads. Okay, I'm down with that so after a few trials to get the right look going I settle on a Van Dyke sort of thing. And because she loves the full blown wild look, I'm just letting this thing grow as much as it can. I'm looking like a mountain billy goat and I dig it. What is your favorite part of being a "beard guy"? My favorite part of my beard is when I snuggle up behind my woman I take my chin whiskers and brush the nap of her neck. She loves that and that makes me love it even more. Will you ever shave it off? Who knows. Do you have a favorite beard product? So far my favorite beard product is a Trader Joe's all purpose moisturizer that comes in a flat round tin. I use it kind of like beard wax.

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LetsAskMax September 17, 2015 2:55 PM
It started with a moustache. That's not entirely honest, I suppose. It started with hairs on my lip. Those hairs blossomed into what can only be described as a painfully awkward moustache. Friends cringed, hemmed and hawed about how bad it looked, so I decided to grow it all out - every follicle that my face could grow a hair with was given the go ahead to lengthen up. That's how today, I don't just have an awkward moustache - I have an awkward beard, too.

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Winton September 17, 2015 5:06 PM
My beard convinced the wonderful woman in the world to marry me! We met at grad school. About the time I started my beard, she finally started returning my interest in her. Married for 24 years now and I have only been beardless for one day since then.

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Nicholas Vanrysseghem September 17, 2015 7:53 PM
The women love the beard. I feel more rugged and manely with it. I will only shave it off if my wife tells me too, which I do not see happening.

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BroccoliRob September 17, 2015 8:59 PM
I've always been a clean shaven kind of guy. I was always told by friends, family, even society to have a clean face because it was "professional". This was when I still used cartridge razors. It wasn't until I saw beards and facial hair getting some high praise that I figured I'd give it a try. On top of it all, my girlfriend really dug it. Then I got into wet shaving and found an interesting way to keep my beard looking sharp. Beards are the Bomb!

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Gerald Taft September 18, 2015 3:17 AM
I retired from the Air Force in July 1984 and started my beard as a reward for having meticulously shaved my face every day for 24 years. It has been rewarding to to save my face the daily abuse of shaving although I do keep my lower neck and a bit of my mouth area shaved a couple times a week. My beard has gone from dark salt and pepper to dominant silver and I think it lends an air of distinguished maturity to my face. Living in Alaska beards are popular and a fitting look for the "last frontier" and one that provides some protection for the face in harsh winter weather. I plan to stick with my beard as long as it thrives on my face.

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John Cole September 23, 2015 7:56 AM
Having recently made the decision to start shaving my head, I decided to grow a beard to balance out my look. I had grown a beard before, but always ended up shaving it off when I inevitably goofed up trying to trim it. This time though I did my research and found that with the right hardware and a little time, I can keep my beard long and full without looking too unruly for work in an office. A favorite product of mine is Beard Balm. Smells great and really works to soften my beard. My favorite part of being a "beard guy" is the random comments/compliments from people who haven't seen me with a beard before.

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Robert Tyson September 25, 2015 8:51 AM
I always kept some facial once i started growing it and after many years of a partial beard i decided to go full beard. I've always liked having a beard and now i have met so many people in groups and clubs that i would have never met before, the brotherhood of the beardos. I have vowed never to shave my beard, ever. I would have to some horrible fire accident to lose my facial beast. As of now my favorite products are Wolf Cry, Badass Beard Care, Vintage beard care, Blackbeards Pride, and Mad Viking.